Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

Gov. Christie, Colorado Has The Quality Of Life Our Family Wants

“For the people who are enamored with the idea with the income, the tax revenue from this, go to Colorado and see if you want to live there. See if you want to live in a major city in Colorado where there’s head shops popping up on every corner and people flying into your airport(…)

New Jersey: Change.org Petition To Allow Edible Marijuana For All Ages

New Jersey: Change.org Petition To Allow Edible Marijuana For All Ages

“New Jersey Governor Chris Christie forbids marijuana edible products for adults but is in favor of permitting them for minors. This is an inappropriate restriction. Marijuana edibles should be available for any patient, regardless of age,” says petitioner Jim Price from Cherry Hill, NJ. Price is asking that citizens of New Jersey sign this petition in favor(…)

What Does 4/20 Mean to You? Ladybud Writers Reflect on April 20

What Does 4/20 Mean to You? Ladybud Writers Reflect on April 20

Susan Squibb: 4/20 is a holiday and 4/20 is a public protest. It is a day when people who appreciate cannabis go beyond their fear and out themselves by consuming in public. Yes, it is about getting high and feeling happy, but more importantly it is about letting go of fear and finding community. Dr.(…)

Not Going to a 420 Festival? Watch a Marijuana Movie Instead

Not Going to a 420 Festival? Watch a Marijuana Movie Instead

There are lots of ways to celebrate 4/20. If you’re not going to a festival or rally but still want to do something 420-ish today, here’s a list of widely varied marijuana movies to check out. From silly to serious, and from popular classics to indie gems, there’s a little something-something for everyone here. So snuggle(…)

Volunteers Wanted: Speak Out About Women and Cannabis with MJ4PMS

Volunteers Wanted: Speak Out About Women and Cannabis with MJ4PMS

PHOTO: Toni, Creative Commons Have you used cannabis as medicine for women’s problems? MJ4PMS is seeking women brave enough to speak about their experience with PMS, cramps, medical procedures, mammograms, menopause, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and the full gamut of health problems that affect women and which may not have been discussed in mixed company before. This(…)

PLAYLIST: Rocking the 420 Freedom Beats

PLAYLIST: Rocking the 420 Freedom Beats

IMAGE: Smokedown Prohibition, Phildelphia 4/20/2013, Photo: Vanessa Waltz Welcome to the holiday weekend. It’s a celebration, and your love keeps lifting me higher, into the happy green gardens of funkytown. We freedom warriors have the eye of the tiger, and we are, undoubtedly, the champions. Groove is in the heart – all of our hearts – and this(…)

How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet: Easy Steps for 420 Advocacy

How to Come Out of the Cannabis Closet: Easy Steps for 420 Advocacy

PHOTO: Trevauhn Grant A lot has changed in my life since I wrote this piece last year following 4/20. First and foremost, I am proud to say I am finally fully out of the cannabis closet! I first became involved in advocacy in 2011, when I was diagnosed with cancer and used cannabis illegally during chemotherapy.(…)

INTERVIEW: Ed Forchion “NJ Weedman” on Civil Rights, Chris Christie, and CBD

INTERVIEW: Ed Forchion “NJ Weedman” on Civil Rights, Chris Christie, and CBD

PHOTO: Diane Fornbacher I’m doing a phone interview with Ed Forchion – otherwise known as NJ Weedman – as he navigates New Jersey’s public transportation system during the evening rush hour. As Forchion walks through Trenton, moving from bus to train and back to bus again, I quickly realize I’m not the only one who wants(…)

Denver: 3D Cannabis Center is the Place to Buy Legally on 4/20 Weekend

Denver: 3D Cannabis Center is the Place to Buy Legally on 4/20 Weekend

PHOTO: Toni Fox, Owner of 3D © Diane Fornbacher/Ladybud Magazine Come get legal in Colorado at the very first business to be able to do so — 3D Cannabis Center at 4305 Brighton Boulevard in Denver. It’s just 1 block south of I-70 on the south-side of the Coliseum, directly in front of the Forney Museum.(…)